Over worked, short on time? Americans need convenience and frozen dinners provide that to us. It is possible to eat healthy and "zap" a meal! It is almost impossible to choose a frozen dinner, while strolling down the frozen food isle. There are so many choices. You want to look for options that are tasty, healthy, low on calories, salt, and fats. Thankfully all the hard work is done for you. All you have to do is read and compare the labels.... Read More
You don't need to panic if you find yourself on a situation you need to cook for a crowd. Choosing the appropriate equipment and adapting well the preparation you will find out it's not that huge challenge or mysterious science to cook for a lot of people. All you need is to prepare yourself, organize everything you need and be safe.
Food and Hygiene Safety
Cooking for a crowd involves hazards you absolutely need... Read More
At a movie theater, villains don't lurk solely on the silver screen. You'll also find them at the food concession stand, under the guise of popcorn, soda, candy, and other yummy treats that show no mercy for your waistline. Not only are your choices for eating healthy at the movies extremely limited, but many of the portions have been super sized. So what can you eat, in case you can't bring your own snacks? Here's a list of the worst... Read More
No calorie counting, no special foods to buy -- just pop open a can and nutrition goes in and weight comes off. Are meal replacement shakes (MRS) really that simple and effective? And are they healthy? What are the pros and cons of using them? Do people really lose weight, and, if so, do they keep it off? This article will provide some answers to these questions.
Meal replacement shakes are available at grocery, drug and health food... Read More
Have you ever wondered why more than 90 percent of dieters regain weight soon after their weight loss "success"? Dieters who choose a crash diet or extreme weight loss plan might enjoy the instant gratification of quick weight loss, but most end up regaining the lost weight and even a few extra pounds the moment they are "off"' the diet. Health experts continue to tell us that the only way to lose weight in the long-term is to maintain a healthy... Read More
It's never too late to teach your children well -- well-being that is. Whether you're raising toddlers or teens, or any age in between, you have the power and the ability to turn things around and instill healthy eating habits.
What your children consume today is the foundation for what they eat for the rest of their lives. Poor eating habits can lead to weight problems and weight-related health issues in your child's future. Not only... Read More
You think you couldn't eat another bite after a big meal, but when dessert comes out, you just have to help yourself. Or you're watching TV and eating out of a big bowl of buttery popcorn. You look down, and all of a sudden, the bowl is empty. Sound familiar?
There are many factors that can cause overeating, including a lack of awareness. Simply paying attention to your surroundings - including... Read More
By Laura Crooks
Halloween and all of the associated candy is upon us. Do you have a plan for avoiding the extra calories from eating extra candy? If you do not want to ban all candy, try 1 or more of these 7 tips to control your candy intake this season.
1. Purchase only candy you don't like. If there is... Read More
Take time to evaluate not only what you eat, but also how you eat it. When you sit down to a meal, do you rush through, gobbling as you go, without stopping for a breath? Take a look at your plate-- is it a dinner-sized one, overflowing with food? Smaller portions are the key to weight loss, but if you think you'll miss the extra calories, think again. There are tricks you can use to make yourself feel fuller, faster. Try filling a... Read More
The options for drinks seem to be at an all time high with energy and sport drinks, new flavored sodas, tropical fruit juices, fancy vitamin water, and even water with protein appealing to all ages. Sodas and sport drinks, however, can have as much as 13 teaspoons of added sugar. It is especially important to look at the serving size on the nutrition label. So if you quickly read that a beverage bottle says 80 calories, you may need to... Read More